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Shade (character)

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This page is about the character from the trading card game. For the skill, see Shade (skill).
Shade (character)

FESoV Shade.png
Artwork of Shade from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.


A gifted practitioner of magic.

Gender

Female

Race

Human

Nationality

Nohrian[1]

Title(s)

黒陰の教師, Teacher of the Pitch Black Shadows

Starting class

Dark Mage
Saint (Shadows of Valentia)

Appearance(s)

If you happen to find us in your booster packs, don't toss us away. Please kindly use us in your decks, alright? ❤
— Shade, in the introductory TCG column.

Shade (Japanese: シェイド Shade) is a character introduced in the Fire Emblem Cipher trading card game. She is a Dark Mage from Nohr; she is friends with Emma, a Sky Knight, and Yuzu, a Samurai. Her first appearance as a character in a mainline Fire Emblem series title is as a playable downloadable character in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Fire Emblem Cipher

Role

 
Shade's portrait in the Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher) column

While simply a trading card character, she, alongside Emma, serves as an introductory character on the Fire Emblem Cipher website. They are both characters made for the trading card game itself. They both have their own column on the site where they discuss various aspects and events concerning the development of the trading card game, with the first one being an introduction to the new TCG as a whole. Six other characters have since joined the column, for a grand total of eight to date.

While she is from Nohr, she does not make any appearances in any of Fire Emblem Fates's various campaigns or downloadable content at the time of writing.

Shade is currently featured on fourteen cards in Fire Emblem Cipher. Additionally, she has been featured on three April Fools' prank cards. This combination ties Shade with Emma for the most total cards to date of any of Cipher's mascots, having one less actual card but one more prank card.

One of the below cards' epithets is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; it needs translation.
Fire Emblem Cipher data for Shade
  Professor of the Dark Shadow, Shade
 

 

 
"Oh, you've already had enough? Let's have some more fun."
Attack: 50 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Sorcerer Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: --
Versatile Strategy: [Always] While this unit is supported, it gains +10 attack, unless the supporting card is  .
Card #B02-099HN • Artist: Maiponpon/INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS
  Teacher of the Black Shadow, Shade
 

 

 
"Hmhmhm... Come, let us begin our lesson."
Attack: 30 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Dark Mage Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Devilish Wind: [Always] While your opponent has 4 or less cards in their hand, this unit gains +10 attack.
  Dark Emblem: [Support] If your opponent has at least 5 cards in their hand, your opponent must discard a card.
Card #B02-100N • Artist: Maiponpon/INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS
  Sorcerous Pointer, Shade
 

 

 
"So you came to this lovely place... Just as I predicted, you fool."
Attack: 50 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Sage Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Private Lesson: [Always] While this is the only unit deployed besides your Main Character, this unit and that your Main Character gain +10 attack.
Card #B03-048HN • Artist: Maiponpon/INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS
  The Inviting Hand of Darkness, Shade
 

 

 

 
"My tutelage comes at a steep cost."
Attack: 50 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Dark Knight Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Kiss of Death: [Always] While your opponent has exactly 4 cards in their hand, this unit gains +10 attack.
Plains Galloper: [Activate] [Once per turn] Move this unit. This skill cannot be used if this unit is tapped.
Card #B04-100HN • Artist: Kawasumi
  Black Bishop in White, Shade
 

 

 
"Sweetness or the whip... Which would you prefer?"
Attack: 50 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Bishop Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
"Time for a Short Break": [Trigger] [ ] [ ] When this unit is deployed, you may pay the cost, and if you do: Choose a card in your Retreat Area except "Shade" and add that card to your hand.
Card #B05-100N • Artist: AMG
  Midnight Witch, Shade
 

 

 
"So you don't know where the enemy comes from... Perhaps you should study up?"
Attack: 50 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Witch Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Witch's Brew: [Trigger] [Once per turn] When another ally is destroyed, this turn, this unit gains the following skill: "[Trigger] [ ] At the end of your turn, you may pay the cost, and if you do: Choose a card in your Retreat Area except "Shade" and add that card to your hand."
Card #B06-099HN • Artist: Yoko Maturica
  Punishing Maid, Shade
 

 

 
"I'll teach you some manners."
Attack: 50 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Maid Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Spartan Education: [Activate] [ ] [ ] Choose an enemy with a Deployment Cost of Cost 2 or less besides their Main Character and destroy it.
Card #B06-100N • Artist: AMG
  Lesson in the Sky, Shade
 

 

 

  
"Just for a change, I'm not so bad every once in a while."
Attack: 50 Support: 30 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Falcon Knight Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Reward from the Sky: [Activate] [ ] [ ] Choose a card in your Retreat Area except "Shade" and add that card to your hand.
Card #B08-100HN • Artist: AMG
  Saint of the Dark Labyrinth, Shade
 

 

 
"Hee hee... wrong answer. As punishment, I'll wring you out until you stop moving..."
Attack: 50 Support: 20 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Saint Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Punishing Nosferatu: [Trigger] [ ] When this unit's attack destroys an enemy, you may pay the cost, and if you do: Choose a "Shade" card in your Retreat Area and add that card to your hand.
Card #B09-050N • Artist: Mayo
  Well-Experienced Dark Mage, Shade
 

 

 
"I'm always glad to learn about things I've never heard of. Just be sure to keep your lessons nice and gentle, alright?"
Attack: 30 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Dark Mage Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
"Leave it to Shade!": [Special] If you have 4 or more bond cards, the deployment cost of this card in your hand becomes 0.
"How cruel should I be?": [Activate] [Once per turn] Until the end of your opponent's next turn, your opponent cannot play cards from their hand into the Bond Area through the effect of skills.
  Magic Emblem: [Support] Draw 1 card, then discard 1 card.
Card #B12-100HN • Artist: Natsuki Kamui
  Midnight Stress Relief, Shade
 

 

 
"You would not believe all the stresses I've had to deal with lately... I hate to ask, but would you mind if I just let it all out on you for a moment?"
Attack: 60 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: Dark Sage Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
A Night of Fun Begins: [Always] If you have 3 or fewer cards in your hand, this unit gains +10 attack.
"Magic fever until dawn!": [Activate] [ ] Until the end of the turn, this unit is able to attack enemies in the Back Line regardless of range.
Card #B14-100HN • Artist: Horiguchi Kousei
  Soulless Sorceress, Shade
 

 

 
"Hee hee hee... Die die dIIIEEE... I wiLL kill... ALL of yOU!"
Attack: 50 Support: 0 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Witch Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Slaughterous Lesson: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Send all cards in your hand to the Retreat Area] Choose 1 other ally. Until the end of the turn, that ally gains +30 attack.
Outpouring Malice: [Activate] [Once per turn] [ ] If you have no cards in your hand, draw 2 cards.
Card #B16-065N • Artist: Shizuki
  Darkness Caster, Shade
 

 

 
"I've no shortage of things I wouldn't mind teaching you. I wonder, are you more partial to a nurturing hand... or a domineering one?"
Attack: 60 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 5
Class: Dark Sage Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 4
A Lesson in Heaven or Hell: [Activate] [Once per turn] [ ] [ ] Choose 2 cards with different deployment costs from your Retreat Area. Your opponent chooses 1 of those cards. You deploy the card that your opponent chose, and send the other to the Boundless Area.
Shade's Dark Magic Atelier: [Always] If your opponent has 4 or fewer cards in their hand, this unit gains +10 attack.
Card #B17-115R • Artist: Tobi
  ハッピー・グラデュエイション, Shade
 

 

 
"Heh heh... There's nothing more that you can learn from me. To celebrate, I have something special for you..."
Attack: 60 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: Sorcerer Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
"I'll light an extra-large firework!": [Activate] [ ] [Send 2 "Shades" from your hand to the Retreat Area] Choose up to 3 non-Main Character enemies, and destroy them.
A Diploma from Shade: [Trigger] [Once per turn] [ ] When an other ally's attack destroys your opponent's Main Character, you may pay the cost and if you do: Draw 1 card.
Card #B22-109HN • Artist: Mayo
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Shade .
Fire Emblem Cipher data for Shade's April Fools' prank cards
  Retro Game Fan, Shade
 

 

 
"Lord Marth... Lord Sigurd... Lord Eli..."
Attack: 60 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: Sorcerer Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 1
Classic Mode: [Always] When this unit is destroyed, remove it from play. This card cannot be used again.
Backup Cartridge: [Special] This card may only be played until the year 1995 or thereabouts.
Card #USO-003HN • Artist: KawadeP
  Dreams of Being a Top Idol?, Shade
 

 

 
"Sniff... I never thought I'd see the day where I'd be singing on such a grand stage... It's like a dream come true!"
Attack: X Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: Idol Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 1
Thank you, everybody!!: [Always] This unit's attack is calculated as the total number of non-"Shade" allies.
Grand Stage of Dreams: [Special] You may only use this card if you are at home sleeping.
Card #USO-004HN • Artist: Hibuku Yamamura • CP: KawadeP
  Surpasser of the Super Rare?, Shade
 

 

 

  
"Rare? Super Rare? Pah, those mean nothing to me! Stand aside! Shade Almighty is coming through!"
Attack: 100 Support: 30 Range: Deploy Cost: 4
Class: Miracle Heroine Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 1
Hyper-Super-Ultra-Rare Power!: [Activate] [ ] Until the end of the turn, this unit gains ×10000000000 attack.
Power of the Creator: [Special] This card may only be used by the Producer of "Fire Emblem Cipher".
Card #USO-005UR+ • Artist: Hibuku Yamamura
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Shade .

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Role

Shade appears as a downloadable playable character.

Starting stats and growth rates

Enemy/NPC, Cipher Legends II Playable

Growth rates when reclassed

Villager/Cavalier/Paladin/Gold Knight Pegasus Knight/Falcon Knight Mage/Priestess

Class HP Atk Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res
Villager/Cavalier/Paladin/Gold Knight 45% 45% {{{mag}}} 35% 40% 35% 45% 4%

Skogul Harrier Exemplar Enchantress

Class HP Atk Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res
Skogul 45% 50% {{{mag}}} 40% 45% 35% 45% 4%

Spell list

Spell Learned at
Nosferatu Innate
Physic Innate
Silence Innate
Freeze Saint, level 5
Seraphim Saint, level 7
Rescue Saint, level 10
If the character promotes before learning a spell, the level at which that spell is learned becomes (Spell's level − [Level before promotion +1]).

Personality and character

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Shade's primary interactions are shown through the previously-mentioned column on the Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher) website. In her interactions with Emma she is shown to be knowledgeable and calm. She is also somewhat mischievous, as she locks Emma in the room with her when teaching her how to play the Cipher trading card game.

Supports

Main article: Shade (character)/Supports
 
Shade (character)
Saint
Support conversations:
 
Yuzu
Priestess
C: ?
B: ?
A: ?

[[{{{supportm2}}}]]
Bishop
C: {{{cm2}}}
B: {{{bm2}}}
A: {{{am2}}}

[[{{{supportm3}}}]]
Bishop
C: {{{cm3}}}
B: {{{bm3}}}
A: {{{am3}}}

[[{{{supportm4}}}]]
Bishop
C: {{{cm4}}}
B: {{{bm4}}}
A: {{{am4}}}

[[{{{supportm5}}}]]
Bishop
C: {{{cm5}}}
B: {{{bm5}}}
A: {{{am5}}}
Bond supports:*
 
Emma
Falcon Knight
Bonus:
Hit +15
Dodge +3
 
Randal
Paladin
Bonus:
Hit +5
Crt +3

[[{{{supporto3}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bond3}}}

[[{{{supporto4}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bond4}}}

[[{{{supporto5}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bond5}}}

[[{{{supporto6}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bond6}}}

[[{{{supporto6}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bond6}}}

[[{{{supporto7}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bond7}}}

[[{{{supporto8}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bond8}}}

[[{{{supporto9}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bond9}}}

[[{{{supporto10}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bond10}}}
Click here for more details on supports.

Ending

After the war, Shade departed Valentia for a new land. History makes no further mention of her, but some say she went on to master a plethora of magic and staves, bequeathing this wealth of knowledge to a new generation through strict—yet kind—teaching.

Quotes

The Final Battle quote

We come from a foreign land, so perhaps this isn't our battle... But you've given us plenty of evidence that we should MAKE it our battle.
— Shade in the final battle of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Critical quotes

Teacher is very angry.
— Shade
Rest in pieces.
— Shade
*laughs* So long.
— Shade
Have some of this!
— Shade

Death quotes

Emma... Take care of...yourself...
— Shade, in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Classic Mode).
Ngh...I've taken quite the beating... I'd better fall back...
— Shade, in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Casual Mode).

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English

Shade

Possibly from the Middle English schade meaning "shadow" or "wraith".[2]

Japanese

シェイド

Romanized in the internal game files as Shade.

Spanish

Shade

As above.

French

Shade

As above.

German

Shade

As above.

Italian

Shade

As above.

Dutch

Shade

As above.

Korean

셰이드

Shade

Gallery


References

  1. "Now, I belong to the side of Nohr, but Emma fights for Hoshido." — pasu, [English Translation] Emma and Shade from the frontlines of Cipher!, Serenesforest.net, Published: 10 August 2015, Retrieved: 20 September 2015
  2. User-submitted name Shade, Behind the Name, Retrieved: 28 March 2018
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